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KNHA Urges To Review The Laws Governing Private Health Operations In The State

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU

The Director General of Private Health Care Institutions Management Agency, Prof. Salisu Ahmad Ibrahim, has called on the State House of Assembly to review and strengthen relevant laws that regulate private health policies in the State.

The Director General made the call when he received members of House committee on Health matters during a working visit to the agency.

A statement issued by Hadiyatullah A. Umar, Public Relations Officer of the agency quoted the DG saying that some legal impediments surrounding the law have created bottlenecks to PHIMA which occluded it from executing its obligatory responsibilities.

“Reviewing such law would allow us to execute punishment against irregularities as per as private health facilities are concerned,” he emphasized.

Going down into the memory lane, the DG said PHIMA was established in 2008 and it has registered about 7,000 private health facilities across the state.

Prof. Ibrahim commended members of the committee for the visit, while appealing to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the House and the agency.

Also speaking during the visit, Alhaji Abubakar Usman Tasi’u Kiru, the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Health Matters, restated the readiness of Kano state House of Assembly to work hand-in-hand with the agency to uplift the standard of the health sector in the state.

He also pledged to forward all the requests of the agency to the floor of the for quick intervention.

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